It’s June, and if you’ve ever seen the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, you know what song will be stuck in this resident theatre kid’s head for approximately 30 days. Aside from this musical theatre earworm, June is Pride Month, honoring LGBTQ culture: its challenges, triumphs, and the progress yet to come. Whether you identify as part of the community or are just… well, a human being believing in human rights, Pride is a celebration, a remembrance, and a riot all at once.Continue reading
Under the Whispering Door, Chapters 1-2
Welcome to the comments and discussion of the Young Adult Cancer Book Club! We are reading Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. This week, we’re reading Chapters 1-2, pages 1-28. Read our participants’ reactions in the comments section below!Continue reading
June 2023 Programs!
June is bustin’ out all over – and we have a bunch of new Cactus Cancer Society programs!Continue reading
Christina’s Corner: May 26, 2023
Whether you are jetting out of town for Memorial Day weekend or staying put, summer and vacation are in the air. In New Jersey, it’s the opening of the Jersey Shore with families flocking to the beach with their umbrellas and beach chairs. Others might be planning hikes or time on a lake. Even those staying put might be taking advantage of the longer weekend for a staycation.Continue reading
Our New Pride Merch is Here!
We love celebrating Pride and our LGBTQIA+ community members! Be sure to snag your own piece of limited edition merch to show the world that you are prickly and proud. But hurry- these products are just here until the end of June!Continue reading
Christina’s Corner: May 19, 2023
There’s something in the air, and it’s making me slow down. It’s not just my normal fatigue from treatment, or the sunshine lulling me into a sleepy state of mind. It’s not just capitalism or an absurd pollen count either. I think I’m being challenged in a big way to slow down. There’s something about being on the precipice of summer here on the East Coast that nudges me to cut my to-do list in half, go easy on the expectations I level against myself. All of today’s suggestions come from a place of pause, and I invite you to join me on that quest.Continue reading
Check Out These YA Cancer Research Opportunities!
In the young adult cancer space, your voice matters. We want to highlight some of these opportunities for you to weigh in on research that makes an impact. Want to share your voice to help others? Check out the list below!Continue reading
Our Next Ask a Cactus: Fertility & Family Building
Meet our next expert for Act a Cactus: Catherine Benedict, PhD, to discuss family building!Continue reading
Christina’s Corner: May 12, 2023
The unofficial poet laureate of People With Feelings, Mary Oliver, has a poem that contains the lines: “Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.” Grief is a complicated thing. You don’t ever really stop grieving the things you’ve lost, you just move to a different place with them. Some days seem more straightforward than others, others your sadness and anger and longing can fill you from your head to your toes. This weekend, I have suggestions about comfort: comfort food, mental health, and a making a small difference with citrus.Continue reading
Join us for our annual Pride Art Workshop!
We love celebrating Pride here are at Cactus Cancer Society, and we’ve got an Art Workshop just for our LQBTQIA+ community members! Join us as we craft a rainbow heart chain, perfect for showing off your pride in your room, on a door, or anywhere else you’d like a simple and colorful piece of original art!Continue reading